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Steelers RB James Conner needs surgery on the knee he injured in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. There's no set timeline for his return yet, but the rookie is expected to miss "at least a few weeks." Fitzgerald Toussaint will step in as the #2 RB -- but, of course, the Steelers will continue to ride Le'Veon Bell the rest of the way.

Update: Conner has been placed on IR and is done for the season. He's reportedly dealing with a torn MCL.

Steelers RB James Conner injured his knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Patriots and is doubtful to return. We'll update his status when we learn more. Fitzgerald Toussaint will serve as RB Le'Veon Bell's backup if Conner misses time.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) returned to practice on Tuesday. He ended up missing a little over a week. Conner remains the favorite to win the backup job behind Le'Veon Bell, but the rookie needs to stay healthy the rest of the summer.

Steelers RB James Conner sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder Sunday, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. HC Mike Tomlin called the issue minor and said that he only expects Conner to miss "days." That's good for a backfield already down the holding-out Le'Veon Bell. As long as Conner does return soon, he remains the handcuff favorite for Bell owners.

The deadline to extend franchise-tagged players passed Monday without a new contract for Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell. That means Bell will have to wait until after the 2017 season to talk any further contract with Pittsburgh. The situation shouldn't really mean anything for his fantasy football outlook. But it's at least worth noting for dynasty owners. Considering how far down the RB market has sunk the past couple of years and the Steelers' traditionally shrewd dealings, it's possible we could see Bell in a new uniform in 2018. That possibility adds a bit of long-term value to rookie RB James Conner.

The Steelers selected Pittsburgh RB James Conner in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Conner missed the 2015 season while battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but he conquered the illness to post 216-1092-16 in 2016. A high-character tackle breaker, Conner has a real shot to enter Week 1 as Pittsburgh’s #2 RB. For now, Le'Veon Bell is slated to play under the franchise tag, and his durability woes could open the door for Conner to see early-career touches.

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